✨ Today is the start of Student Volunteer Week 2020! 🎉
SVW2020 is all about celebrating and acknowledging the impact that student volunteers make. This week is also an opportunity to enable students to try volunteering!
Students, universities, schools and organisations all over New Zealand will be celebrating SVW2020 through a variety of events and festivities that celebrate our student volunteers and connect young people with opportunities to get involved in volunteering.
There are thousands of high-school and university students who connect, give and grow through volunteering. This contribution has a major impact on communities and causes, on both the national and international stage.
“Collective Impact: Give.Grow.Connect” is the theme of #SVW2020. Student volunteers give a hand and add real value to the community. Together they make a substantial impact on Aotearoa New Zealand. By giving to a community or cause, student volunteers grow and flourish. They gain knowledge and create change within their communities. Through volunteering, mahi aroha and social impact, student volunteers create their own social and professional networks. They connect with peers and people who share their same passion and interests.
For information on how to get involved with SVW2020 visit www.studentvolunteerweek.nz... or contact the Volunteer Marlborough office (call 03-577-9388 or email email@example.com)
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For the second installment of our new Q&A series sharing about community organisations around Marlborough, we caught up with the team at The Blue Door...
What is the The Blue Door's mission/goal? We aim to be a leading reuse organisation that also supports and gives back to the Marlborough community.
What do your volunteers do? Our volunteers help in a variety of ways; providing customer service, sorting and pricing donated items (e.g. books, toys, linen, clothes, kitchenware), placing priced goods in the shop, and manning the checkout counter. We have approximately 40 volunteers and we couldn't do it without them!
How does The Blue Door support and give back to the community? We provide a welcoming, friendly, non-judgemental place for Marlborough people to buy inexpensive clothing, goods and furniture. However, we are so much more than an 'op shop'. We also give the shop profits back to the Marlborough community by way of grants, provide furniture and goods free to those referred to us by other organisations, provide new Christmas gifts annually for children (distributed by MGC Leos), give jars free to the foodbank, and we are a battery and mobile phone recycling depot!
Where can people follow and connect with you? We're on Facebook: www.facebook.com...
If you're interested in joining the Blue Door team when Covid-19 restrictions are reduced, get in touch with Hannah at Volunteer Marlborough: via direct message, call/txt 021478330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.
Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.
Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇